UNAVCO LiDAR and UAV - new geodetic imaging instrumentation available
We would like to bring to your
attention a couple updates in UNAVCO geodetic imaging instrumentation.
UNAVCO has recently acquired a
Riegl VZ-6000 terrestrial LiDAR scanner, adding to the pool of geodetic imaging
instruments available for use. The VZ-6000 increases the range of UNAVCO LiDAR
scanners up to 6000 meters. Additionally, the near infrared wavelength is well
suited for glacier and snowfield data collection.
UNAVCO also provides Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
support to Earth science researchers in the UNAVCO community. We maintain a
pool of small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV's), as well as supporting field
equipment (e.g., GPS systems, ground control, and communications equipment),
software, and staff trained in best practices for operation of these systems.
UNAVCO field engineers are FAA certified for sUAV operation within the National
Airspace. The combined expertise in GPS, TLS, Structure-from-Motion
photogrammetry and UAS technology allows UNAVCO to support a wide range of
geodetic imaging applications in Earth science research. If you’d like to learn
more about how UNAVCO can use UAS to help with your fieldwork and data
collection, see: <http://www.unavco.org/projects/project-support/uas-support/uas-support.html>